The Gold Tone “Bluegrass Heart” Béla Fleck Signature Banjo is now a reality. Now YOU can play a professional-grade banjo that will provide the closest thing yet to the feel and the tone of Béla’s pre-war masterpiece. Every detail of this instrument is a result of personal, hands-on development by Béla, Marc and Wayne. The finest components available are used to optimize the sound and the playing experience. The Prucha Presto tailpiece, Rickard Cyclone 10:1 tuning machines (with custom, red-anodized brass buttons for added peghead mass), custom bridge and Little Mountain armrest all do their part to enhance tuning ease and stability, full-bodied tone and playing comfort.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Scale Length: 26-1/4″
Rim: 11″ 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Resonator: Mahogany with Concentric Rings
Tension Hoop: 11″ Notched
Flange: One-Piece Die cast
Tone Ring: 11″ Bell Bronze Flat Top (No Hole)
Tailpiece: Prucha Presto
Bridge: Maple with Padauk Cap (7/8″- 10″ Radius)
Nut: Zero Glide Installed, 1-3/8″
Tuners: Rickard Cyclone (10:1 Ratio)
Inlays: Flying Eagle with Red Hearts
Armrest: Little Mountain Style
Truss Rod: Two-Way
Coordinator Rods: Dual 11″
Weight: 11.5 lbs
White Fiberglass Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary